With the need to generate power from the upriver dams seemingly a greater priority than the livelihoods of people living in downstream communities – and with climate change an increasing concern – low water levels are set to be a recurring event in the coming years.
Neth Pheaktra, spokesman for the ministry, yesterday said the drive focuses on reducing plastic bag use in the country’s top three producers of waste, which are Phnom Penh and the provinces of Siem Reap and Preah Sihanouk.
The government has ordered all mining activity in Hpakant to cease during Myanmar’s May-October monsoon season, but people in the area say scavengers still scour tailing piles for jade.
The Hanoitimes – Less than 200 megawatts of offshore wind has been installed in Vietnam, despite the huge unexploited wind power potential in the country.
Khoeum Saray is among a dozen or so monks managing a project that is hailed as a model for conservation in a nation with one of the world’s fastest rates of deforestation.
Myanmar’s launch of its first commercial solar plant last month is a step in the right direction for a country that has yet to provide more than half of its citizens with proper access to electricity.
Royal Group displaced Lowe Se San dam-affected villagers for a fraction of what a similar resettlement would have cost in China. Villagers suffered while Royal Group exploited its close ties with the regime to profit enormously.
Despite Myanmar’s dire need for power, a US$250 million hydropower plant on the front lines of the Kachin conflict has been largely idle since the day it opened in 2011.